[Air-l] GLOBALIZATION

Lee Salter l.salter at londonmet.ac.uk
Wed Jul 23 09:49:41 PDT 2003


Read Paul Hirst's (RIP) 'Globalisation in Question'

D.Mepham wrote:

> Hi
>
> As a mature student approaching my first year at University to take a 
> degree in Sociology and Education I would very much appreciate the 
> opportunity to exchange thoughts with anyone who has the time to do 
> so. My current topic is globalization. When it arrives by snail mail I 
> shall also be taking a look at Giddens “Sociology”. I have studied 
> Open University’s DD100 Social Science course and am using their 
> material to prepare for September.
>
> I am currently comparing definitions and attitudes towards the term 
> globalization and have more questions than answers. Forgive me if 
> these are naïve.
>
> Wiseman describes globalization as a slippery, dangerous and important 
> buzzword of the latter part of the 20^th century.
>
> Giddens describes the world as a “runaway world” all terms which seem 
> emotive. Mulgan homes in on a negative kind of globalization through 
> the unity shared over pollution and environmental matters. I don’t 
> have a good background in British History and am finding it difficult 
> to compare the advancements in communications over recent decades with 
> say the development of the phone and TV.
>
> I don’t as yet have any advice on how to prepare for the education 
> part of my degree any suggestions?
>
> Your responses on or off list would be greatly appreciated
>
> Daphne
>

-- 
Lee Salter
School of Law, Governance and International Relations
London Metropolitan University,
62-66 Highbury Grove,
London,
N5 2AD


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